THE DAY AND TIME OF THESE LESSONS WILL ONLY BE SCHEDULED IN SEPTEMBER ONCE THE ESF ACADEMIC COMMITTMENTS OF MR BETANCOURT ARE KNOWN. PARENTS ON THE WAITING LIST WILL BE CONTACTED IN SEPTEMBER WITH MORE INFORMATION.
Mr Betancourt is offering individual violin lessons on a 1:1 basis and every week in term time. These lessons run for 30 minutes, and cost 30 € per lesson. Lessons are not charged if they do not take place or during Holidays.
Rafael Betancourt is a frequent guest on concert stages around the world. Born in Venezuela, he earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with full scholarships at Florida International University (with Robert Davidovici) and Lynn University (with Elmar Oliveira and Stephen Majeske) respectively. In Germany he worked intensely with Professor Ida Bieler (Robert Schumann Hochschule Duesseldorf). He has performed in orchestras such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and Florida Grand Opera among others. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, and other major ensembles. He has given master classes in Europe and North and South America, and his students have won prizes in numerous competitions.